Highway crash kills Nevada woman

A 62-year-old Sparks, Nevada woman was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 395 south of Pozzolan Road about 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, Kevin Gustafson, 52, of Reno, Nevada, was traveling southbound on Highway 395 at a reported speed of 65 miles-per-hour in a 2016 Dodge when he passed a slower moving vehicle, but he did not see a 1992 GMC driven by Deborah Grant, 62, in the opposing lane.

The two parties were unable to avoid a head-on collision. Even though he suffered major injury, Gustafson was able to exit his vehicle before it caught fire. Grant was unable to exit her vehicle, but passersby removed her from her vehicle. Attempts to revive Grant were unsuccessful, and she succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Personnel from Sierra Valley Fire Truckee Meadows Fire, Washoe County Sheriff’s Department, Lassen County Sheriff’s Department, REMSA, Careflight, and Caltrans assisted at the scene, as did a large number of passing motorists.

The collision is still under investigation by the Quincy Area Office of the California Highway Patrol.

3 thoughts on “Highway crash kills Nevada woman

  • I would like to thank All those who tried to help my wife in her time of need. God’s blessings to all of you and to all of your families thank you for reaching out to her. I would like to meet the people I talk to you on the phone at the accident scene. I would like to meet the tow truck driver I pulled my wife away from the Inferno from the other truck.
    I arrived on the scene as Mr Gustafson was being evacuated by helicopter to the hospital.

  • My name is Sheldon Bach.
    I was Debi Grant’s husband before the Lord took her home October 21st 2017. When I was a younger driver at night the speed limit dropped 10 miles per hour why did that logic change? I am hoping and praying a change can be made on two-lane highways Across the Nation.

  • Debi will be missed. All those who knew Debi know she would be genuinely concerned for the other driver, Mr. Gustafson. We all pray for his recovery as Debi would have wanted it. A tragedy and unfortunate accident for both families. We know Debi is with the one she loved – Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ).

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